It is Reporting Time for Pacific Birds
If you finalized a habitat conservation project, or anticipate completing a project, between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018, we would like to hear from you! If you are familiar with this process and why we do it, you can go straight to the JotForm and complete by September 1. If this is new to you, please read on.
Why do We Ask?
There are several reasons we do this: to quantify the results of the partnership’s work for Congress; to better understand the collective impact of your conservation efforts on a regional scale; and to help showcase the work of hundreds of entitites that are conserving and managing lands for people and wildlife.
Pacific Birds is funded by Congress to act as a broad partnership that promotes bird habitat conservation, and we are required by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide these numbers on an annual basis.
What to Report
Projects do not have to be specifically bird-focused, but they should be of general benefit to fish and wildlife species. The project can be an easement, acquisition, restoration or enhancement and we report on all habitat types.
Here are a few examples of projects to report:
- Using a mix of funding sources, you secured 40 acres of mixed wetlands and uplands that support a diversity of bird species, and other fish and wildlife.
- You completed an in-stream project that was geared to fish but also improves or conserves bird habitat.
- You received a NAWCA grant and used it and matching funds to enhance waterfowl habitat.
- You used private funds or a donation to conserve 200 acres of uplands that will mostly benefit landbirds.
We like to showcase reported projects on our website, such as the Grovers Creek Project undertaken by Great Peninsula Conservancy, reported last year. This helps local projects get a wider audience and sometimes captures the interest of people far away from the on-the-ground work.
Please complete forms by September 1. We are using JotForm, an easy on-line form that should only take a few minutes.
Questions? Please contact Sara Evans-Peters.